This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of the Edison Manufacturing Co. Included is a circular announcing an improvement in the Edison-Lalande battery and a consequent revision in the discounts offered to jobbers. There is also a letter assigning the company exclusive sales rights to a socket invented by Joseph Hutchinson, formerly of the Edison General Electric Co., and a letter concerning proposed changes in the bookkeeping system. Most of the letters are addressed to Alfred O. Tate, general manager. Some of the documents may be partially illegible due to faded ink or water damage.
Approximately 10 percent of the documents have been selected. Most of the unselected documents concern the payment of routine bills. Also not selected is correspondence regarding storage battery experiments conducted by Victor H. Ernst in Jersey City, N.J. In addition, nonsubstantive letters regarding shipments, orders, and other routine business matters have not been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.